Design for Additive Manufacturing
Since joining the Additive Manufacturing Center at BMW Group in 2016, Stefanus Stahl has been supporting the application of AM to higher quantities, more challenging demands and at lower cost, including the first-ever metal AM part going into a serial production vehicle: the convertible roof bracket of the BMW i8 roadster. This resulted in a process and design principle that increases the efficiency of laser-based powder bed fusion processes, about which he spoke at conferences such as Rapid.Tech, the Autodesk Automotive Innovation Forum or the Altair Technology Conference.
Before joining BMW, he was part of the design team for the Lightrider, the first-ever 3D-printed electric motorcycle, at Airbus APWorks. He studied mechanical engineering focused on lightweight design at TU München and NTU Singapore.